Balasore, May 1: In yet another road mishap in the State, at least one person was killed and another sustained critical injuries after a tractor carrying them overturned in Hatikhulia village under Nilagiri Police Station in Balasore district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Budhiram Singh (25), a resident of the same locality.
Budhiram was en-route to work along with a labourer on the ill-fated tractor this morning when the accident took place. He lost control over the wheels while driving, reportedly due to being in an inebriated condition.
As the tractor turned turtle Budhiram was crushed to death by remaining under it. Another person who was accompanying him sustained grievous injury and was rushed to a nearby hospital by some locals.
Nilagiri Police recovered the body of the decease from under the tractor by reaching the spot and sent the same for autopsy.